05 Catherine Tate and David Tennant: The New English Teacher – Comic Relief

We recommend the following scene to upper-intermediate or advanced students, however due to its universal humour lower intermediate students may enjoy it as well.

David Tennant is Catherine Tate’s new English teacher in a sketch performed for Comic Relief 2007. You can find the script below. If you are not a Doctor Who fan, please, look at the notes below the sript before watching the scene. 

Catherine Tate and David Tennant

NOTES

bovver (Cockney) = bother
liege = vazallus
forsooth = valóban, igazán (régies)
innit = isn’t it (chav dialect; see explanation below)

dry = boring; very
faceth = archaic third-person singular simple present indicative form of the verb  ‘face’
looketh = look at (archaic third-person singular simple present indicative form )

Chav:

„Chav [tʃæv] is a pejorative epithet (adjective) used in Britain to describe a particular stereotype. The word was popularised in the first decade of the 21st century by the British mass media to refer to an anti-social youth subculture in the United Kingdom. TheOxford English Dictionary defines ‘chav’ as an informal British derogatory, meaning ‘a young lower-class person who displays brash and loutish behaviour and wears real or imitation designer clothes’.The derivative ‘chavette’ has been used to refer to females, and the adjectives ‘chavish’ and ‘chavtastic’ have been used in relation to items designed for or suitable for use by chavs.”       Wikipedia

Tardis:

“The TARDIS ([‘tɑ:dis]; Time And Relative Dimension ISpace ) is a time machine and spacecraft in the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who and its associated spin-offs The Sarah Jane AdventuresTorchwood and more.”       Wikipedia

Time Lord:

“TheTime Lords are a fictional, ancient extraterrestrial civilisation of a humanoid species known as Gallifreyans in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, of which the series’ protagonist, the Doctor, is a member.”       Wikipedia

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